Marc FerrantiExecutive Editor, IDG News Service

Marc Ferranti is executive news editor of the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

Wall Street Beat: Tech Shares on Wild Ride

U.S. stock markets edged up for the day Friday afternoon, but fears of an economic slowdown and concerns about the debt crisis in Europe caused technology stocks...

Wall Street Beat: How Bad Will It Get for Tech?

U.S. exchanges were volatile Friday after suffering their worst drop in more than two years Thursday, taking IT companies' shares down along with stocks in just...

Wall Street Beat: Debt, GDP Weigh on Tech Shares

Though faring better than businesses in other sectors, technology companies have not escaped the market storm stirred up by reports of tepid economic growth and...

Wall Street Beat: Tech Earnings Show Sector Strength

A raft of computer and software vendor financial results this week, including reports from IBM, Intel, Apple and Microsoft, revealed some record quarterly...

Wall Street Beat: Google Stirs Market Optimism

Google's surprisingly strong earnings helped spark renewed confidence in the tech sector in advance of a raft of vendor earnings announcements next week, as...

Wall Street Beat: Uncertainty Hits Tech Stocks

The two-week stock market rally in technology, among other sectors of the economy, came to a screeching halt Friday as the U.S. Bureau of Labor issued its...

Wall Street Beat: Tech Starts Q3 With Upbeat Outlook

Tech companies this week enjoyed an end-of-quarter market rally as concerns about the recovery abated somewhat and reports from market analysts indicated that IT...

Wall Street Beat: Enterprise IT Software Sales up

Oracle, Red Hat, Tibco and Adobe this week showed that software sales, especially for products geared for the enterprise, continue to be strong even though...

IBM: Highlights Of 100 Years

Wall Street Beat: Tech Shares Hit by Slump

Concerns about the slowing economic recovery and European debt problems continue to weigh on U.S. stock markets, and tech companies are not immune from the...

RIM Says Q2 Forecast Is Lower Than Expected

Research In Motion missed analysts' lowered revenue forecasts for its fiscal first quarter and said its outlook for the second quarter was lower than expected.

IBM

100 Years of IBM: Milestones

From punch cards to the Selectric to the ThinkPad, IBM has been a driving force in technology for a century.

Wall Street Beat: IT Gets Hit in Market Slump

Major U.S. stock markets on Friday closed for a sixth straight week of losses, the worst weekly losing streak since the third quarter of 2002, during the dot-com...

Wall Street Beat: IT Will Have Winners, Losers

Though signs for IT remain positive this year, worries about the economy sapped investor confidence this week as a wide range of businesses, including big...

Wall Street Beat: Servers Up, PCs Down

Good news trickled in this week for the hardware sector, plagued by a slump in the traditional PC market, as Gartner reported that server sales rose during the...